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Sweden's Lynx M/39-40 armored cars

Design

First produced in 1938. A new model appeared in 1939 and had a larger turret and a hinged cupola.

Production

  • Lynx M/39-40:
    • Production: 1938 - ?

Specifications

  Lynx
Crew 6
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 17,920 lb
7.67 tons
7,800 kg
Length 16' 9"
5.1 m
Height 7' 2.5", 7' 3"
2.2 m
Width 7' 6"
2.28 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 20 mm
Secondary  
MG coaxial, hull, hull rear
2: MGs, rear, front
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 18
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Volvo
Cylinders 6
Net HP 135
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 44 mph, 45 mph
70 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 155 miles, 153 miles
250 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Tires 4

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site